- Paperback: 486 pages
- Publisher: Garber Communications (June 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0893452300
- ISBN-13: 978-0893452308
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,982,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones
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Although the book is encyclopedic, fortunately, it doesn't read like an encyclopedia. Dr. Fernie is a gifted writer whose engrossing style grabs and holds the reader's interest as he brings the history and lore of metals and precious stones to life. Of course there are sections for each stone and metal so you can go right to one you are interested in if you don't want to read the whole book.
In his introduction the good doctor states that the purpose of the book is to vindicate our forefathers' confidence in precious stones and metals for remedial uses either by scientific grounds or simple experience. Much of the information is anecdotal, and he freely admits that some if it is pure superstition, but not all. The metal copper is a notable exception as there is plenty of proof of its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It seems that whole villages near copper mines were infected with cholera, except for the miners.Read more ›
It was originally written in the early 1900's so some of the tone and syntax used might be a little trying to get through, it is well worth the effort.